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New Orleans, LA, 1857. unbound. 1 page, 13 x 7.75 inches, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 9, 1857 -- a slave-sale contract between notorious slave trader Alexander Hagan and famed agriculturalist Dr. Hallar Nutt, State of Louisiana, in part: "...in consideration of the sum and price of sixteen hundred dollars, cash on hand...I transfer unto Hallar Nutt...of the Seventh Parish...State of Louisiana...a certain negro man, slave for life, named Frank Jones, a meat cook and tailor, aged about thirty..." Signed at the conclusion: "Alexdr. Hagan." On the back Dr. Nutt has docketed his purchase: "Frank Jones, cook & tailor, $1,600." A scarce item that should be of particular interest for Louisiana collectors. Fine condition. Dr. Hallar Nutt (1816 - 1864) was one of the most successful cotton planters in all of Louisiana prior to the Civil War, with land holdings that exceeded 43,000 acres and 800 slaves. He is most famous for developing a new strain of cotton, the Egypto-Mexican hybrid which dominated the global cotton market in the 19th century. Though a Union sympathizer, it did little to protect his vast properties and large store houses which were heavily looted by both armies. He died of pneumonia in 1864.
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